Best Child & Adolescent Health Care Hospital in Kerala, India

Child & Adolescent Health

The Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health at Aster Medcity is a one-of-its-kind, dedicated facility for comprehensive management of diseases, disorders and other medical conditions in neonates, children and adolescents. Design like an independent hospital, this centre has an outpatient wing, an inpatient wing, level 3 paediatric & neonatal intensive care units, dedicated paediatric surgery suites, state-of-the-art imaging facilities, a rehabilitation wing and a 24-hour emergency wing to handle all paediatric emergencies. A child-friendly facility, the warm and comforting ambience hastens the healing process.

The world-class team of doctors here comprises highly experienced Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Paediatric Intensivists and experts from various paediatric specialties. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment to patients, with the support of trained paediatric and neonatal Nurses, Therapists and Technicians.

The paediatric critical care wing at Aster Medcity is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. The Level 3 PICU and NICUs here are equipped with state-of-the-art life-support systems including Inhaled Nitric Oxide, total body cooling for HIE and ECMO, to ensure the best possible treatment for critically ill/ injured children. The expert team of paediatric and neonatal critical care ensures highly specialised care for newborns and children who are medically unstable and require mechanical ventilation or single or multi-organ support. The PICU also offers post-operative care for children who have undergone surgeries, including organ/ cell transplant. Manned 24/7 by Paediatric Intensivists and PALS certified Nurses, these units are closely supervised by the Infection Control Department to check and prevent any possibilities of cross-infection.

Aster Medcity is also the first in the region to introduce paediatric intensive care transport and retrieval, with the help of fully equipped ICU ambulances and aeromedical transfer.

Aster KIND

The centre also has a dedicated unit for holistic management of neurological neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents. Named Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre (Aster KIND), this facility provides expert child neurology, neurodevelopmental, neuro rehabilitation, neurometabolic, neurogenetic, child behavioural health and allied services.

The Aster Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health offers a wide range of services including:

General Paediatrics | Neonatology & NICU | Paediatric Surgery | Paediatric Critical Care | Paediatric Cardiology | Paediatric Cardiac Surgery | Paediatric Neurology | Pediatric Neurosurgery (Brain/ Cranial) | Paediatric Spine Surgery | Paediatric Orthopaedics | Sports Medicine | Paediatric Nephrology | Paediatric Urology | Paediatric Oncology | Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant | Paediatric Gastroenterology | Paediatric GI Surgery | Paediatric Solid Organ Transplant Programme (Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Heart, Lung) | Paediatric Pulmonology & Allergy Management | Paediatric ENT | Paedodontics | Paediatric Dermatology | Craniomaxillofacial Surgery | Paediatric Ophthalmology | Paediatric Endocrinology | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Paediatric Imaging (including Nuclear Medicine) | Paediatric Pain & Palliative Care | 24/7 Paediatric Emergency Care


Dr. Jeeson C Unni

Senior Asso. Consultant


A veteran Paediatrician with more than 31 years of experience, Dr. Jeeson C Unni is an expert in paediatric and adolescent medicine. One of the most respected personalities in the paediatric healthcare fraternity, his areas of special interest include management of infectious diseases, respiratory allergy, paediatric therapeutics, learning disabilities, developmental paediatrics, vaccinology, adolescent counselling and family life education & life skills training for children and adolescents.

Dr. Jeeson C Unni is the brain behind the IAP Drug Formulary - an Indian Academy of Paediatrics publication that’s considered the Bible of paediatric drug information (the second of its kind in the world) and used by more than 20,000 Paediatricians worldwide.


Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics | Honorary Fellowship of the IAP Childhood Disability Group for meritorious service to child health and childhood disability in India | MD in Paediatrics (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | DCH (Christian Medical College, Vellore) |MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)


Consultant at Holy Cross Hospital, Kottiyam; IVGM Hospital, Chalakudy and Kunhalu’s Nursing Home, Ernakulam

Editor-in-Chief of the IAP Drug Formulary since its inception in 2005;edited 4 editions of the IAP Drug Formulary textbook, 4 editions of the Pocket Dose Book for Children and Adolescents, 2 editions of IAP Drug Formulary Infectious Disease Update

Editor of 42 Web editions with 40 quarterly Web Updates; conceived the Online Desktop and PDA versions/ introduced the IAP Drug Formulary mobile apps in 4 platforms.

Editor/ Reviewer to various paediatric journals and textbooks

Authored chapters in textbooksPublished 50 articles in national and international peer reviewed journals

National Convener – Indian Academy of Paediatrics Poor Scholastic Performance Program (2007 & 2011)

Convenor of the module for Poor Scholastic Performance of IAP through which hundreds of workshops for paediatricians, psychologists, teachers, parents, school officials and general public are conducted across India.

Actively involved in IAP advocacy for children with learning disorders: to get Learning Disorders included as a ‘disability’ in the to-be-amended Person’s With Disability Act of Govt. of India.

Co Chairperson of the Inspection Committee to assess institutes / child development centers for accreditation to conduct IAP Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Paediatrics

Actively involved in Baby Friendly Hospitals initiative Faculty BFHI Task Force: assessed hospitals in Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Thrissur for certification

Nodal person of program of UNICEF and NNF Kerala (2001-2002) Trained Kudumbasree Program workers in 9 districts in Kerala on Essential Newborn Care

Formulated a community-based program for children with Specific Learning Disability in association with Indian Psychiatry Society and ALDI (2004-2005)

Associated with Sishu Bhavan of Missionaries of Charity in adoption programmes: conducted yearly sessions for parents of adopted children.

Served in various posts of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics and National Neonatology Forum

Member National Executive Board IAP 2015, Member IAP Advisory Committee on vaccines and immunisation practices (IAP ACVIP) – 2016

President of IAP Kerala State Branch and National Neonatology Forum

National Convener of Appropriate Paediatric Therapeutics (APT IAP)

Resource person and Master Trainer for various IAP Action plansConducted/ Faculty of various State/ National paediatric conferences

Recipient of several State/ National awards instituted by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil & Bengali.


Dr. Benjamin Joseph

Associate Consultant


One of the most respected Paediatric Orthopaedicians in the country ,Dr. Benjamin Joseph has more than 36 years of experience to his credit. Trained in some of the finest hospitals in India and the UK, he is an expert in management of congenital anomalies including deformities of the upper and lower limbs, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems, cerebral palsy and paralytic problems in children.


Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK)

Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Children’s Hospital, UK)

M.Ch in Orthopaedics (Liverpool, UK)

MS in Orthopaedic Surgery (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) | MBBS (CMC, Vellore)


Professor of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India

Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic Service (Unit II), Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Hospital, India


Paediatric Orthopaedics: A System Of Decision-Making

Written 5 chapters in Orthopaedic text books

Published 76 articles in peer-reviewed journals


Orthopaedic Clinics Of North America: Perthes’ Disease (July 2011)

Proficient in English,Malayalam


Dr. Jose Paul

Senior Consultant

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A highly trained Neonatologist with more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Jose Paul has worked in some of the best hospitals in the United Kingdom, Oman and India. An expert in management of low-weight neonates, he has more than 10 years of experience in advanced neonatal intensive care in various Level 3 NICUs. His field of special interest is infant feeding, especially pre-term babies.


MRCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London) | DCH (Temple Street Hospital, University of Dublin,Dublin) | DCH (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India) | MCPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Nagpur)


Clinical Fellow, Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, United Kingdom

Worked with the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Royal Hospital, Sultanate of Oman

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi and Arabic


Dr. George Paul

Senior Consultant

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A highly acclaimed Paediatrician with more than 35 years of experience to his credit, Dr. George Paul is an expert in management of infectious diseases in children. Trained at some of the finest institutes in India and the United Kingdom, he has extensive experience in treating complex conditions like HIV infections, Kawasaki Disease, TB and other infectious diseases in children. He is also an expert in management of growth and development disorders, Immunological disorders and ambulatory paediatrics.


FRCP (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom) | FRCPCH (Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, United Kingdom)| MD in Paediatrics (PGI, Chandigarh) | DCH (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Alappuzha)


Special training in Infectious disease from The Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Head of General Paediatrics & Senior Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at The Royal Hospital, Muscat Oman

Started the first Infectious Disease clinic in Royal Hospital, Oman, which is the only advanced clinic in the country for management of infectious disorders and HIV infections

Instrumental in organising infectious disease services for the entire country

Key contributions to the Infection Control Manual for Oman

Authored chapters on TB and HIV manuals for Ministry of Health, Oman

Affiliated Teacher & Student’s Coordinator at the Sultan Qaboos University

Trainer for postgraduate students programme, for Oman Medical Specialty Board & Arab Board Examinations

Examiner for the MD examination of Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

DCH examiner for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow

Examiner for MRCPCH examinations

Main co coordinators for the DCH & MRCPCH Courses conducted by the Royal Hospital

Published multiple research articles, especially on paediatric infectious diseases.

Reviewer of Oman Medical Journal

Founder member of Oman Paediatric society

Member of the Expert Panel for the Higher Medical Committee

Was Assistant Professor at Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Awarded the best Postgraduate Teacher Award twice

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi


Dr. Geetha Mammayil

Senior Consultant


A Paediatric Medical Gastroenterologist with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Geetha Mammayil specialises in management of digestive disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and liver problems in children. An expert in performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures in children (including neonates), she also has experience in managing post-liver transplant patients. Her areas of special interest are paediatric hepatology and treatment of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).


DM in Gastroenterology (Kilpauk Medical College) | DNB in Paediatrics | MD in Paediatrics (Madras Medical College) | MBBS (Coimbatore Medical College)


Expert in all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including Esophageal balloon dilatation, savory dilatation, EVL, control of bleeding, colonoscopy, polypectomy, colonoscopic stricture dilatation, ERCP (diagnostic and therapeutic), PEG placement.

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi


Dr. Rajappan Pillai. P


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A Paediatrician with more than 11 years of experience Paediatric Intensive Care, Dr. Rajappan Pillai is an expert in providing highly advanced life-support care to critically ill/ injured children, including Inhaled Nitric Oxide therapy, ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and mechanical ventilation. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in the United Kingdom, he has specialised training in paediatric cardiac intensive care, post-transplant transplant surgery care and paediatric emergency retrieval, including aeromedical transfer.


Fellowship - Paediatric (Kings College Hospital, London) |Fellowship- Retrieval& Aeromedical Transfer (Children’s Acute Transfer Services, London) | Fellowship - Paediatric & Cardiac Intensive care (Great Ormond Street hospital, London, United Kingdom) | MD in Pediatrics (JJM Medical College, Davangaree| MBBS (Government Medical College, Alappuzha, University of Kerala) |


Previuos faculty in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care at Christian Medical College, Vellore

Trained in triaging, stabilisation and retrieval of critically ill children at CATS, one of the largest specialist Paediatric retrieval services in Europe

Trained in Aeromedical transfer of critically ill children

Trained in highly complex Paediatric medical and surgical emergencies at Great Ormond street hospital for childre, London, one of World’s best Children’s Hospitals

Trained in managing post op cardiac patients and ECMO patients at the Cardiac intensive care unit at Great Ormond street hospital for childre- one of the busiest center of Children’s cardiac surgery in the World and among the biggest ECMO center for children in Europe.

Trained in Post-operative management of Pediatric Liver Transplant patients at King’s College Hospital, London- the biggest center for pediatric liver transplant in the World

work Experience

Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Liver transplant & Intensive care unit, Kings College Hospital, Denmark hill. London

Senior Clinical Fellow, Paediatric & Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street hospital. London

Retrieval Fellow, Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS), Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Intensive care unit, St Mary’s hospital, Imperial Healthcare trust. London

Assistant professor, Paediatric intensive care unit, Christian Medical college, Vellore

Assistant Professor, Neonatal intensive care unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Associate Professor, Neonatal intensive care unit, Pushpagiri Medical College, Thiruvalla

Proficient in English, Malayalam Hindi, Tamil & Kannada


Dr. Gladys Cyril



A Paediatrician with more than 12 years of experience in providing comprehensive healthcare to infants, children and adolescents, Dr. Gladys Cyril has worked with several renowned hospitals across India. An expert in management of paediatric problems, she has extensive experience in handling patients from varied socio-cultural backgrounds. Her area of special interest is functional ultrasound in Paediatrics.


MD in Paediatrics (MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) |


Consultant Paediatrician Visakha Children’s Hospital, Visakhapatnam

Consultant Paediatrician, GB Pant Hospital, Andaman &Nicobar Islands

Registrar in Dept. of Paediatrics & Neonatology, PVS Memorial Hospital

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Telugu


Dr. George Jose


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Dr. George Jose is Consultant, Child and Adolescent Care, with more than 8 years of experience in Paediatrics and Neonatology. He specialises in Neonatology and his areas of special interest are Neonatal transport, infection control, Neonatal Ventilation, Paediatric Development Neurology/ follow-up care and NALS training


Neonatology Fellowship (KIMS, Thiruvananthapuram) | MD in Paediatrics (Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore)| MBBS (JJ Medical College, Davangare)


Managed a 22 bedded Level 3 Neonatology unit in SH Medical Centre

Fellow at Paediatrics and Neonatology Unit, KIMS, Thiruvananthapuram

Delivered lectures in National and State level conferences

Wrote Research article on VLBW babies till 1 year, which was accepted by IAP

Proficient in English and Malayalam


Dr. Rajsree S



A Neonatologist with 7 years of experience, Dr. Rajasree is trained in neonatal intensive care, retrieval and transport. She has experience in advanced noenatal procedures including central line insertion and intercostal drainage tube insertion, neurosonogram and echocardiogram. Her areas of special interest include care of low and extremely low birth weight babies, neonatal intensive care procedures, pulmonary physiology and ventilation of neonates.


MRCPCH (UK) | Fellowship in Neonatology (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi) | DNB in Paediatrics (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | DCH (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Alappuzha)


Instrumental in setting up a level 3 NICU at Sooriya Hospital, Chennai

NICU, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai

Trainer to paediatricians for neonatal intensive care procedures

Experience in transporting ill neonates to level 3 NICUs

Proficient in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English


Dr. Parvathy L



A Paediatrician with 7 years of experience, Dr. Parvathy is trained in medical management of diseases in children and neonates. Her area of special interest is paediatric endocrinology, a subspecialty that deals with diabetes, disorders of the endocrine glands, variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood.


MD in Paediatrics (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
DCH (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)


Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, SAT Hospital, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Published a research article in an international journal

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi


Dr. Kiran VR



A highly trained Paediatric Surgeon, Dr. Kiran VR has more than 4 years of experience to his credit. His areas of special interest are paediatric minimal invasive surgery and paediatric urology.


MCh in Paediatric Surgery (Govt. Medical College Thiruvananthapuram) | MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College Thrissur)


Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Sunrise Hospital, Kakkanad Proficient in English & Malayalam


Dr. Ranjit Baby Joseph

Senior Specialist


A Paediatrician with more than 3 years of experience, Dr Ranjit Baby Joseph has specialised training in management of respiratory diseases, allergy and asthma in children. He also has experience in management of medically unstable children with acute/ chronic lung diseases, paediatric critical care, lung function test and skin tests for allergy.


Diploma in Allergy & Asthma | Certificate course in Paediatric Pulmonology & Flexible Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy | MD in Paediatrics (AIMS, Mandya) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)


Trained in paediatric asthma management

Paediatric Advanced Life Support- Provider course (PALS)

IAP-NNF Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Advance Provider Course (NRP)

Published more than 10 research articles in peer reviewed journals

Life Member- Indian Academy of Paediatrics

Life Member- IAP Respiratory chapter

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada


Dr. Thomas Mathen Maveli

Senior Specialist


A Neonatologist, Dr. Thomas Mathen’s fields of special interest include new-born resuscitation, high risk neonates like VLBW & ELBW babies, post-operative care of neonates, different modes of ventilation of neonates –non-invasive, invasive and HFO, advanced life-support procedures including central line insertion, intercostal drainage insertion, nitric oxide administration and transport of critically ill babies.


Fellowship in Neonatology (MOSC Medical College, Kolencherry) | MD in Pediatrics (KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore) | MBBS (AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore)


Trained in:

Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Basic Life support course (BLS)

Neonatal resuscitation programme (NRP)

Neonatal Emergency Simulation Training (NHS)

Neonatology Advanced Life Support course (NALS)

Published research articles

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada


Dr. Susan Mary Zachariah

Senior Specialist – Developmental Paediatrics (Aster KIND)

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A Developmental Paediatrician with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Susan Mary Zachariah specialises in management of developmental disorders in children including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behavioural disorders and genetic syndromes.

Trained at one of the finest medical institutes in India, Dr. Susan Mary Zachariah believes in providing holistic care to children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with strong focus on maximising their capabilities and improving their quality of life.


IAP Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatrics (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MD in Paediatrics (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | DCh (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Vellore)


  • Specialised training in Developmental Paediatrics from Christian Medical College, Vellore.
  • Experience in management of children with various developmental disorders and inclusion of differently abled children.
  • Works with parents to ensure that the children get the best of care, attention and support.
  • Focuses on empowering children with disabilities by helping them reach their maximum potential and capabilities.
  • Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil

Dr. Maria Grace Treasa



A Speech & Language Pathologist with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Maria Grace Treasa is an expert in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, especially in children.

Trained in management of speech and hearing (both congenital and acquired) disorders, she excels in providing comprehensive treatment solutions for speech, language, fluency, social, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. Her fields of special interest include management of paediatric speech-language disorders and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Maria Grace heads the paediatric speech-language pathology division at Aster KIND.

Educational Qualifications

PhD in Speech-Language Pathology (All India Institute of Speech & Hearing Mysore) | MSc in Speech-Language Pathology (All India Institute of Speech & Hearing Mysore) | BSc in Speech & Hearing (All India Institute of Speech & Hearing Mysore)


Lecturer in Speech - Language Pathology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Lecturer in Speech - Language Pathology, ICCONS, Shoranur.

Invited Speaker at communication-related symposiums at several Pre-Schools/ Schools / Hospitals.

Examiner at Amrita University and KUHS.

External examiner for Manipal University.

Gold medalist for MSc.

Best Student Clinician Award 2007.


Dr. Sajana TM


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A Paediatrician trained in management of illnesses in children and paediatric emergencies; Dr. Sajana’s area of special interest is general paeditarics.


MD in Paediatrics (Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College, Salem) | MBBS


Medical Officer, Paediatric Department, KIMS Hospital

Proficient in English, Malayala, Tamil, Hindi


Dr. Sebastian Paul



A Paediatric Intensivist, Dr. Sebastian Paul is trained to provide specialised care to critically ill children in the PICU, including those on ECMO post cardiac surgery.


Fellowship- Paediatric Critical Care (Narayana Hrudayala, Bangalore) | MD in Paediatrics (Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences) | MBBS (Pondicherry University)


Managed critically ill children with life-threatening conditions like severe dengue, pneumonia, encephalitis and also post operative cases during Fellowship

Worked as Specialist – Paediatric Oncology at Aster Medcity

Published research article

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil


Dr. Ankur Gupta



A Paediatrician/ Neonatologist trained in management of newborns and high-risk/critically ill babies, Dr. Ankur Gupta has experience in providing advanced ventilatory/life-support care to neonate and performing diagnostic procedures including Neonatal Echocardiography and Neurosonogram. His areas of special interest include neonatal resuscitation, retrieval and transport of critically ill babies, advanced life-saving procedures including Therapeutic Hypothermia and management of infections in children.


NNF Fellowship (Neobless, Moulana Hospital, Perinthalamanna) | MD in Paediatrics (KS Hegde Medical College, Mangalore) | MBBS (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)​



PALS and Advance NRP ​

​BLS (Basic Life Support)

NEST (Neonatal Emergency Simulation Training) ​

Neonatal USG and ECHO ​

Published research articles​

Proficient in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Kannada




Outpatient Services

  • Outpatient Consultation
  • Well baby and immunisation services
  • Follow up of the inpatients with chronic illness
  • Services of Paediatric Phlebotomist/ Play therapist

Child friendly ambience | Separate Consultation Rooms for privacy and patient confidentiality| Lab facility| Breast Feeding Room| Comfortable patient lounge with TV| Play area


Inpatient Services

The Paediatric ward provides 24-hour care for stable Medical and Surgical Paediatric patients, with separate rooms for each patient.

  • Paediatric Surgery, with a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Diagnostic services- ECG, EEG, CT, MRI, X-Ray
  • Care during illness:
  • Continuous assessments of patient’s physical and emotional needs and corresponding therapeutic interventions by the medical team
  • Pain Management
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Daily weight checks
  • Infection control and safety management
  • Family education
  • Emergency resuscitation
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Blood withdrawal
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy
  • Blood and Blood product administration
  • Oxygen therapy and pulse oximetry
  • Nebulisation
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Bone Marrow
  • Wound care

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Aster Medcity offers a dedicated 10 bedded Level 3 Pediatric Intensive Unit equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and diagnostic equipment. Manned 24/7 by a team internationally trained Pediatric Intensive Care Physicians and Nurses who stand for ethical and evidence based practices, the PICU provides advanced organ support for critically ill children and life-support services including mechanical ventilation like HFOV and Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy. The Unit, for the first time in Kerala, offers Pediatric Intensive Care Retrieval service, where the Retrieval Team, comprising Pediatric Intensive Care Physicians and Nurses triage, stabilise and transport critically ill children in an ambulance that is a Level 3 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit by itself, from peripheral hospitals to Aster Medcity.

The Unit also offers:

  • Invasive cardiovascular monitoring and support including extra corporeal life support Advanced renal support like CVVH and hemodialysis for children
  • Post-operative care for children who have had specialised surgery at Aster Medcity
  • Multi-disciplinary in approach and works closely with other Specialities for Pediatric surgery like Oncology, Neurology, Renal, Spinal Surgery, ENT, Respiratory and Endocrinology
  • Multi-disciplinary in approach for trauma care with support from specialist teams including Neurosurgery, Pediatric surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics, ENT and Craniofacial surgery
  • Round the clock triaging and pre-transport stabilisation advice to assist Retrieval
  • Zero tolerance for error prescription policy
  • 100 % adherence to infection control practices
  • Dedicated team to address patient safety and risk management
  • Allied services including Respiratory Therapists, Dietician , Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists
  • Counselling and Psychosocial services for bystanders and focus for creating a stress free environment during the most difficult period in their lives

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


  • Endo tracheal intubation
  • Umbilical line placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Percutaneous (PICC) line placement
  • Ventilator support including high frequency ventilation + inhaled nitric-oxide treatment
  • Intravenous access and maintenance
  • Total Body Cooling
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Surfactant therapy
  • Thermoregulation
  • Per Oral/tube feeding
  • Promotion of breast feeding and lactation assistance/advice
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Developmental interventions - Environmental and Developmental Care of Infants

The Child Development Centre

The Child Development Centre at Aster Medcity is a dedicated clinic for differently abled children, providing customised treatment through early identification, intervention, school age and specialised services. Community based, accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the child at all stages of development, these services are delivered in a culture of excellence, diversity and respect, with focus on quality, stability, innovation and positive out come for both the child and his or her family.

The treatment strategy is planned after a detailed assessment by way of “scores” based on the way the child plays with toys, interacts with friends and also information provided by parents on his or her behavioural pattern, food and sleep habits, with inputs from Developmental Paediatrics, Child Psychiatry, Child Psychology, Speech and Language, Hearing, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy departments and also Special instructors and Play therapists. The behavioural and developmental interface addresses common conditions like Attention deficit disorder, Attention deficit hyperactive disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autism spectrum disorder.

Adolescent Medicine unit

The Adolescent Medicine unit at the Centre of Excellence in Child and Adolescent Care provides comprehensive and personalised primary specialty care to children aged 12 to 18. The unit, which offers consultation, diagnosis and treatment for health problems that are common during this age, has a team of trained Doctors and professionals who have extensive experience in handling the physical, emotional and social needs of adolescents from puberty though young adulthood and also management of long-lasting conditions like eating disorders, obesity and chronic pain.

The unit has dedicated clinics for pediatric and adolescent gynecology, eating disorders, substance use and behavioral issues, where psychosocial and school problems that start during the teen years or have deepened due to the stress of growing up are effectively managed, through detailed diagnosis and treatment. The Biofeedback programme here teaches teens to handle chronic ailments with confidence and courage, making life more meaningful and enjoyable .The Unit would be soon staring Cyber and Digital detox therapies for young children and young adults, who are addicted to electronic and digital gadgets.
Aster Medcity, through Aster Foundation has initiated several programmes in the interest of children and their well being in the society.


Aster KIND (Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre)

Aster KIND offers specialised care for management of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents​
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